There are several ways to customize a Linux kernel that are perfectly normal for a user -- I've done it a number of times. You choose the drivers you want to compile, whether you want them to be modules, you may include proprietary closed source drivers, you choose which filesystems to use, what scheduling algorithm, what compiler and assembler. I don't think D* would have any reason to go beyond this ordinary sort of customization.
Tom, if you want go into details, you could use your own DVR , but there are strong indications of _customized_ kernel.
Please participate, don't hesitate to look inside your DVR's disk.
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HR20 seems to be running Linux...possible GPL violations?
Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:44 PM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:14 PM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:23 PM
Must it? If you say so. I don't know much about this licensing stuff. I have some vague recollection that "disclosing" the source might mean no more than supplying a reference to where it may be obtained for the cost of distribution.
Or you prefer to see full source ? Then DTV must disclose it.
Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:29 PM
OT, wonder whats causing the time-out/half duplex issue.
kernel: BCMINTMAC: Auto-negotiation timed-out
kernel: BCMINTMAC: 10 MB Half-Duplex (assumed)
Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:39 PM
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:19 PM
It seems like we know for sure that the TiVo OS uses a modified linux kernel, will they be releasing the source for the THR-22 kernel?
Posted 28 December 2011 - 01:47 PM
In the meantime, this thread, which came from 2007, is closed. If you wish to discuss the GPL in regard to any of DIRECTV's more current offerings, please open a new thread. Thanks.
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